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Development Manager

Development Manager
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £37,024 to £41,671 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 25th July 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD


Our Housing and Regeneration Directorate delivers some of the biggest housing and regeneration projects in the country and plays an integral role in a delivery-orientated organisation.

We are focused on delivering high-quality housing, commercial and mixed-use development at pace and scale, and are committed to working collaboratively to achieve inclusive growth for the region.


We are looking for a commercially astute Development Manager with experience of managing complex projects from start to finish.

You will take sites which the WMCA is considering acquiring, investing in, or disposing of, from concept through approvals to delivery on the ground - managing the governance, budget control, project development, and due diligence processes as applicable from start to finish, against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and political environment.


This role will lead work on the delivery of bespoke Asset Disposal Strategies for individual high-profile land projects and will support the wider work of the Directorate on a cross-cutting Strategic Asset Disposals Strategy.

In addition, the role also leads on ensuring the effective implementation and integration of key policy work by the Directorate into land, investment, and delivery - namely AMC, Zero Carbon, Affordable Housing and Employment Land policy.

A key element will be working in a fully cross-cutting way both across the Housing and Regeneration Team itself and in close collaboration with the wider Combined Authority and other public and private sector partners.


What will you be doing?


, Support the Head of Strategic Assets with the systematic review of sites to identify and take forward opportunities for property development and disposal
, Develop and champion the integration of AMC, Zero Carbon, Employment Land, and other emerging applicable policy into all site development and disposal strategies
, Support the negotiation of strategic development partnerships and joint ventures
, Undertake and coordinate technical due diligence, including instructing valuations and development appraisals
, Develop and manage relationships with external partners and agencies appointed through the WMCA framework and development process
, Prepare de-risking strategies (e.g.

securing planning, carrying out demolition works, site surveys, and other miscellaneous remediation)
, Identify opportunities to utilise devolved Housing and Land Funds to lever in and broker private sector investment to remediate sites for the purpose of development or disposal
, Producing accurate, concise reports, business plans, and briefings
, Support colleagues in negotiating terms for the disposal of identified sites with landowners and agents
, Devise creative disposal strategies ensuring that all Constitutional governance requirements are met
, Draft site disposal strategies and manage competitive developer procurement exercises
, Take a lead role in the procurement of consultant teams and other relevant advisors
, Manage risk by reporting appropriately and ensure that mitigation measures are in place


About you


Already RICS qualified or working towards, you will have already gained some relevant experience in a similar role with similar outputs.

You will have demonstrable experience in drafting effective disposal strategies, incorporating the procurement and management of contractors, and integration of relevant policies.

With excellent stakeholder engagement and technical skills, you will be skilled at communicating, managing budgets, and navigating a challenging political climate.


, Experience of identifying sites with development potential
, Experience of working collaboratively and proactively on complex projects
, Experience of managing land-based development projects
, Experience of assisting in the negotiating terms for the purchase and/or disposal of identified sites with landowners and agents
, Experience in creating business cases to support bids to secure funding for site derisking works, land acquisition, or disposal
, Experience of delivery in a range of housing markets


About the team


West Midlands Combined Authority's Housing & Land Team is developing the UK's most successful, innovative and delivery-focused housing and regeneration programme, combining the very best of the public and private sectors to drive inclusive growth in all parts of the region.

The Housing & Land Team is at the forefront of implementing WMCA's inclusive growth mission, and demonstrating the links between housing, skills, transport, health, and economic growth.

A whole team approach that combines working with local councils, LEPs, Whitehall, and the private sector sits front and centre of our way of working.


Our overall aim and ambition: “To enable the delivery of 215,000 new homes by 2031, significantly increasing the proportion of affordable housing and driving new quality and design benchmarks”.




If your values align with ours and you're committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.



Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £37024.00 - £41671.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location:
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Property
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2021-07-07 15:51:20 -

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